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Forget artificial intelligence - in the brave new world of big data, it's artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.
Tom Chatfield

Meaning of "data" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DATA

From Latin, literally: (things) given, from dare to give.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DATA

data  [ˈdeɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DATA

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Data is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DATA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Data

Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables; restated, data are individual pieces of information. Data in computing are represented in a structure that is often tabular, a tree, or a graph. Data are typically the results of measurements and can be visualized using graphs or images. Data as an abstract concept can be viewed as the lowest level of abstraction, from which information and then knowledge are derived. Raw data, i.e., unprocessed data, refers to a collection of numbers, characters and is a relative term; data processing commonly occurs by stages, and the "processed data" from one stage may be considered the "raw data" of the next. Field data refers to raw data that is collected in an uncontrolled in situ environment. Experimental data refers to data that is generated within the context of a scientific investigation by observation and recording. The word data is the traditional plural form of the now-archaic datum, neuter past participle of the Latin dare, "to give", hence "something given".

Definition of data in the English dictionary

The definition of data in the dictionary is a series of observations, measurements, or facts; information. Other definition of data is Also called: information the information operated on by a computer program.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DATA


accommodator
əˈkɒməˌdeɪtə
administrator
ədˈmɪnɪˌstreɪtə
biodata
ˈbaɪəʊˌdeɪtə
calculator
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtə
commendator
ˈkɒmənˌdeɪtə
consolidator
kənˈsɒlɪˌdeɪtə
creator
kriːˈeɪtə
dater
ˈdeɪtə
depredator
ˈdɛprɪˌdeɪtə
dilapidator
dɪˈlæpɪˌdeɪtə
elucidator
ɪˈluːsɪˌdeɪtə
emendator
ˈiːmenˌdeɪtə
fecundator
ˈfiːkənˌdeɪtə
geodata
ˈdʒiːəʊˌdeɪtə
intimidator
ɪnˈtɪmɪˌdeɪtə
laudator
lɔːˈdeɪtə
liquidator
ˈlɪkwɪˌdeɪtə
mandator
ˈmænˌdeɪtə
updater
ʌpˈdeɪtə
Viewdata
ˈvjuːˌdeɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DATA

dat.
data bank
data bus
data cap
data capture
data carrier
data collection
data dictionary
data directory
data file
data link
data mining
data pen
data preparation
data processing
data processor
data protection
Data Protection Act
data security
data set

WORDS THAT END LIKE DATA

anata
automata
bachata
Basilicata
batata
big data
census data
errata
kata
Kolkata
La Plata
Mar del Plata
metadata
Niigata
passata
Plata
rata
sonata
strata
Zapata

Synonyms and antonyms of data in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DATA»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «data» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of data

Translation of «data» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DATA

Find out the translation of data to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of data from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «data» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

数据
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

datos
570 millions of speakers

English

data
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डेटा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بَيَانَات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

данные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dados
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উপাত্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

données
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Data
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Daten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

データ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

데이터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Data
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

số liệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தகவல்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

डेटा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

veri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dati
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dane
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дані
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

date
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δεδομένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

data
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

data
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

data
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of data

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DATA»

The term «data» is very widely used and occupies the 422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DATA» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «data» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «data» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about data

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10 QUOTES WITH «DATA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word data.
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Norman Ralph Augustine
The weaker the data available upon which to base one's conclusion, the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
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John Battelle
There will soon be streams of data coming from all manner of products - appliances, clothing, sporting goods, you name it. Wouldn't you rather live in a world where you can export the data from your son's football helmet to a new app that monitors force and impact against a cohort of high school players around the country?
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Felix Baumgartner
Let me tell you - when I was standing there on top of the world, you become so humble. You don't think about breaking records anymore, you don't think about gaining scientific data - the only thing that you want is to come back alive.
4
Yochai Benkler
As long as government is allowed to collect all Internet data, the perceived exigency will drive honest civil servants to reach more broadly and deeply into our networked lives.
5
Michael Bennet
Facebook is by far the largest of these social networking sites, and starting with its ill-fated Beacon service, privacy concerns have more than once been raised about how the ubiquitous social networking site handles its user data.
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Erik Brynjolfsson
We're rapidly entering a world where everything can be monitored and measured. But the big problem is going to be the ability of humans to use, analyze and make sense of the data.
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Stephen Cambone
There is a reasonable concern that posting raw data can be misleading for those who are not trained in its use and who do not have the broader perspective within which to place a particular piece of data that is raw.
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Tom Chatfield
Forget artificial intelligence - in the brave new world of big data, it's artificial idiocy we should be looking out for.
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Clayton M. Christensen
The whole enterprise of teaching managers is steeped in the ethic of data-driven analytical support. The problem is, the data is only available about the past. So the way we've taught managers to make decisions and consultants to analyze problems condemns them to taking action when it's too late.
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Laurel Clark
I have a computer screen near my seat where I monitor the overall health of the vehicle and pick up any problems that might be occurring early on or once we see any kind of a malfunction or anything unusual that's happening, we can look at the data and figure out what that is.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DATA»

Discover the use of data in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to data and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, ...
Big Data is the first big book about the next big thing. www.big-data-book.com
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier, 2013
2
Purely Functional Data Structures
This book describes data structures and data structure design techniques for functional languages.
Chris Okasaki, 1999
3
Bayesian Data Analysis, Second Edition
Incorporating new and updated information, this second edition of THE bestselling text in Bayesian data analysis continues to emphasize practice over theory, describing how to conceptualize, perform, and critique statistical analyses from a ...
Andrew Gelman, John B. Carlin, Hal S. Stern, 2003
4
Beautiful Data: The Stories Behind Elegant Data Solutions
In this insightful book, you'll learn from the best data practitioners in the field just how wide-ranging -- and beautiful -- working with data can be.
Toby Segaran, Jeff Hammerbacher, 2009
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Pacific Crest Trail Data Book: Mileages, Landmarks, ...
The essential, cut-to-the-chase handbook to the Pacific Crest Trail, based on the comprehensive Wilderness Press guidebooks to the PCT, has been updated for 2005.
Benedict Go, 2010
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Data Streams: Algorithms and Applications
The applications for this scenario include IP network traffic analysis, mining text message streams and processing massive data sets in general.
S. Muthukrishnan, 2005
7
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and ...
This highly anticipated third edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning will teach you everything you need to know about preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, and the algorithmic methods at ...
Ian H. Witten, Eibe Frank, Mark A. Hall, 2011
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Data Stream Management
Table of Contents: Introduction / Data Stream Management Systems / Streaming Data Warehouses / Conclusions
Lukasz Golab, M. Tamer Ozsu, M. Tamer Özsu, 2010
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Data Mining Techniques: For Marketing, Sales, and Customer ...
This third edition of Data Mining Techniques covers such topics as: How to create stable, long-lasting predictive models Data preparation and variable selection Modeling specific targets with directed techniques such as regression, decision ...
Gordon S. Linoff, Michael J. A. Berry, 2011
10
Beginning Data Structures Using C
Intended for those students who want to learn Data Structure programs in C language, this resource has a proper step-by-step explanation of each line of code.
Yogish Sachdeva, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DATA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term data is used in the context of the following news items.
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How To Make A Bad Data-Driven Decision In Three Easy Steps
Bad decisions make interesting stories. In today's world of big data, bad decisions often come from hard work, complex mathematics, and smart ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
2
Genome data could outgrow YouTube, Twitter content by 2025 …
Scientists have warned that the computing resources designed to handle genome data may soon exceed those of giants like Twitter and ... «RT, Jul 15»
3
Sugar, Spice, Hadoop And Everything Nice: A Recipe For More Data
Ask ten people to define “data scientist” and you're likely to get twelve different answers. It would be comical if the demand for their abilities ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
4
This big data startup with roots from LinkedIn just raised millions of …
It used to be that if you were a company that's been accumulating tons of data about your business, it would take a day or two (or longer) to sift ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
5
How to use a VPN to keep your network data safe
When you connect to sites such as Amazon.com or your web banking service your network traffic is usually encrypted to keep your data safe, ... «Macworld, Jul 15»
6
Oil Prices Turn Negative on Inventory Data
NEW YORK—Oil prices turned negative Wednesday after weekly U.S. inventory data showed a second-straight unexpected increase in crude ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
7
APAC firms still stuck with data silos
Businesses in Asia-Pacific are still managing data in silos and lacking a centralized data management strategy, resulting in challenges such as ... «ZDNet, Jul 15»
8
Facebook's New Fort Worth Data Center Will Be Powered Entirely …
Facebook has announced that it's building a fifth data center—adding to other four in Oregon, Iowa, North Carolina, and Sweden. The latest ... «Gizmodo, Jul 15»
9
New Cloud2Cloud service will keep your cloud data protected
You might think that by moving applications to the cloud your data is automatically protected and worrying about backups is a thing of the past. «ITProPortal, Jul 15»
10
Ad-blockers could cut enterprise data load 25%, study suggests
The tools can spare users the annoyance of intrusive ads but, when used on an institutional level, could also reduce network and data costs ... «Fortune, Jul 15»

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